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  • bqx40 12:11 pm on July 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , negative splits   

    Guess my 20 miler time: I ran 6.29 miles in the first hour + highest mileage week in a year. 

    This was not a set up for a good long run today:

    • I had a mid-back spasm in the first mile of my 5-miler yesterday morning that was still bothering me this morning. [Managed to fight for a 9’22” pace yesterday]
    • The first hour of the run didn’t break 9:30 pace, the second hour was still about 9:12 pace.
    • It poured rain for at least the hour of my run this morning, making my shoes incredibly heavy until the water mostly emptied after about 12 miles.
    • I was wrapping up my highest mileage week in a year–75 miles–after 70 miles last week.
    • I was wrapping up my highest mileage month ever [312 miles].
    • I had two gels for a 20-miler [I usually use at least 3, but I take 5]
    • My last two 20-milers together averaged well over 10 minutes per mile, but my target was sub-9 [under 3 hours for 20].

    The results were considerably better than expected.  I stopped for a potty break before mile 10, but also had to fight through running on the side of Hurstbourne Parkway that didn’t have a sidewalk.  No, I didn’t run on the road; I ran in the un-mowed uneven weeds at were at times knee-high.

    My first 6 miles were okay, but slower than I expected, at a 9:34 pace.

    My second 6 miles were more respectable, at a 9:15 pace.

    It was at the 2 hour mark that I decided:  I only had 7.2 miles to go, and 8:20 [7.2 mph] is a comfortable “cruising” pace for me. Therefore, I should be able to finish in 3 hours.  At that point, my mental will recovered from 4 months of not caring and leaving my legs with no support.  Not only did I hit three hours, but I also had sub-8 splits a couple of times in the last hour.

    Negative 6-mile splits

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  • tech0x20 9:21 pm on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Can I just get a new laptop? 

    Major PC issues. VPN/Wireless/System not playing well together.

  • tech0x20 6:53 am on July 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: about, help   

    Finding the about screen in Word 2007 

    I had to dig to find this:

    I used to be able to get the version number via the Help->About… functionality. Pretty standard Windows pattern.

    I wanted to see if the pushed update of Office 2007 SP2 had been applied this morning, and eventually had to look it up.

    It is now under the Office logo menu, which I expected. What I didn’t expect is that it’s buried under the Word Options selection at the bottom of that menu.

    In the Word Options menu, go to the Resources tab/menu, and the last item in the right pane of that window is the standard “About” information.

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